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Nectar Classic Hybrid Mattress Review

Lauren Fountain

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Lauren Fountain, Certified Sleep Coach

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OVERVIEW

Launched in 2017, Nectar Sleep quickly earned a solid reputation for its memory foam mattresses, bed frames, and bedding. The company is known for its memory foam mattresses, particularly the Nectar. Later additions include the Nectar Premier and the Nectar Premier Copper, which both feature thicker memory foam and polyfoam layers. All three models have a balanced medium firm (6) feel.

Nectar recently added three hybrids to its mattress collection as well: the Classic Hybrid, the Premier Hybrid, and the Premier Copper Hybrid. All models have a firm (7) feel that blends memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers with a thick coiled core. The Premier hybrids have taller profiles and include extra luxury features like a cooling quilted cover.

We’ll provide an in-depth review of the Nectar Classic Hybrid, which features the lowest profile and the most affordable price-point of the three hybrid models. We’ll highlight the mattress’ materials, construction, and performance in key areas like pressure relief, durability, and temperature control to help you determine if the Classic is the right model for you.

Price Range

$599 - $1,538
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Ideal for:

  • Back and stomach sleepers
  • Side sleepers over 130 pounds
  • Those who tend to sleep hot
  • Couples who value strong motion isolation and edge support

Considerations:

  • Side sleepers under 130 pounds may not receive enough cushioning around the hips and shoulders
  • Lighter contouring than an all-foam model
  • May be too firm for those who prefer a very plush mattress
RATINGS SUMMARY
Motion Isolation
Ease of Movement
Temperature Control
Sex
Pressure Relief
Off-Gassing
Edge Support

Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

A responsive coiled core tends to permit greater motion transfer across a mattress. That said, our tests revealed that the Nectar Classic isolates motion better than most hybrids.

Memory foam and polyfoam layers absorb excess motion from the springs, preventing movement from traveling to the other side. Pocketed coils move independently of one another, further reducing motion transfer.

The Nectar Classic is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s or pet’s movements. Sleepers who frequently toss and turn also benefit from good motion isolation.

Pressure Relief

With its memory foam comfort system, the Nectar Classic relieves pressure for most body types and sleep styles. While the memory foam comfort layer isn’t as thick as some of the other Nectar models, it still cushions pressure points along the hips, shoulders, and spine. The combination of moderate contouring and firm support spreads body weight evenly across the mattress, helping to reduce pressure buildup.

The Classic particularly benefits back and stomach sleepers, as they don’t require as much contouring to align the spine. Conversely, side sleepers under 130 pounds may not receive enough cradling to alleviate tension at the shoulders and hips.

Temperature Control

Our tests showed that the Nectar Classic regulates temperature well, especially compared to other all-foam mattresses.

Heat retention is less of an issue since the memory foam isn’t as thick or body-conforming as other models. The gel infusions are intended to draw out heat, while the breathable cover helps maintain a cooler surface.

Additionally, the pocketed coils permit more airflow than dense polyfoam, so the Classic sleeps cooler than Nectar’s all-foam models. The responsive surface also keeps sleepers on top of the mattress, making uncomfortable heat buildup less likely.

Hot sleepers or those who tend to sink more into a mattress should find that the Nectar Classic regulates temperature better than most hybrid and all-foam models.

Edge Support

The Classic features standout edge support, thanks to a thick coiled core that resists deep compression. Reinforced edges and a firm surface minimize sagging along the sides.

We noticed that the stronger edge support made getting in and out of bed easier, which is likely to be an advantage for those with joint or back pain. Couples and individuals who like to spread out should also enjoy consistent support throughout the entire mattress.

Ease of Movement

A coiled core and responsive comfort system allow for easy movement on the Nectar Classic.

Sleepers who find plush memory foam mattresses too enveloping should appreciate the Classic’s gentle body hug. Our testers found that the firm surface doesn’t permit deep sinkage, making it easy to adjust positions. Extra bounce from the springs also facilitates movement.

Ease of movement is particularly helpful for combination sleepers who frequently change positions during the night.

Sex

The Nectar Classic rates well in performance areas that are generally conducive to sex.

Robust edge support gives couples more space on the mattress. The firm feel provides plenty of traction, while the responsive surface makes changing positions easier. Pressure-relieving memory foam also eases tension on the shoulders, knees, and hips.

The Classic is relatively quiet, and exceptional temperature control also helps keep partners cool.

Off-Gassing

Off-gassing is responsible for the chemical smell that many new mattresses emit. The odors are caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in foams and other materials.

Nectar uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, indicating low VOC emissions. The Classic’s off-gassing is therefore pretty mild. Any odors should disappear within 24 to 72 hours of unboxing the mattress. Those who are more sensitive to the odors are advised to air out the bed in a well-ventilated room.

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Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Nectar Classic Hybrid Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers:
Even though side sleepers generally prefer a softer mattress, we found the Classic Hybrid performed well for side sleepers over 130 pounds. These sleepers naturally sink into the mattress more, so they don’t require as much cushioning as side sleepers under 130 pounds. Our testers also noticed that the Classic’s moderate body hug evenly contoured the shoulders and hips, helping to reduce pressure buildup.

Side sleepers under 130 pounds will likely feel more comfortable on one of Nectar’s all-foam designs, which provide deeper cradling.

Back Sleepers: 
Our testers found that the Classic suited back sleepers across all weight ranges. The firm surface supports neutral spine alignment by resisting deep sinkage beneath the torso area. Plush memory foam eases pressure points on lighter body areas like the shoulders and legs. In general, our back-sleeping testers enjoyed a balanced combination of contouring and support with the Classic.

It’s important to note that back sleepers over 230 pounds who share a bed may notice more sagging over time than lighter back sleepers.

Stomach Sleepers:
Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers typically favor a firm mattress that resists compression under the midsection. During our testing, the Classic Hybrid’s firm surface helped keep stomach sleepers’ midsections level, reducing strain on the lower back. We found the mattress to be supportive for stomach sleepers in all weight brackets, though it performed exceptionally well for those under 130 pounds.

Nectar Classic Hybrid Mattress Review Breakdown

The Nectar Classic is a four-layer hybrid that measures 12 inches thick. A quilted fabric cover incorporates Microban, a treatment designed to resist microbial growth. Convenient handles on the cover make transportation more accessible. The mattress’ firm feel registers as a 7 on the 10-point firmness scale.

A 2-inch memory foam comfort layer conforms to the body without permitting deep sinkage. This layer includes gel infusions that are engineered to reduce the heat retention – a common problem in memory foam mattresses. The 1-inch polyfoam layer below promotes good spine alignment by distributing body weight more evenly.

An 8-inch coiled core boosts responsiveness while reinforcing the upper comfort layers. The pocketed coils permit greater airflow than traditional innerspring systems. They also inhibit motion transfer since each coil moves independently.

The mattress is stabilized with a 1-inch layer of high-density polyfoam that absorbs motion from the springs.

Firmness

Mattress Type

Firm (7)

Hybrid

Construction

The Nectar Classic Hybrid combines memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers with a pocketed coil core. All four layers add up to 12 inches.

Cover Material:

Quilted Fabric Cover with Microban

Comfort Layer:

2″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam, 1″ Polyfoam

Support Core:

8” Pocketed Coils with Reinforced Edges, 1” Polyfoam

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Nectar Classic Hybrid is competitively priced when compared to similar hybrids on the market. Because of their complex design, hybrids are generally more expensive than all-foam mattresses. Unsurprisingly, the Classic commands a higher price-point than the Nectar and Nectar Premier foam models.

While the Classic has the lowest price of the company’s hybrids, the model boasts solid ratings across all performance areas, including durability.

At 12 inches thick, the Classic is an average height and shouldn’t need sheets with extra-deep pockets. The mattress is available in all six standard sizes.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38" x 75" 12" N/A $599
Twin XL 38" x 80" 12" N/A $769
Full 54" x 75" 12" N/A $899
Queen 60" x 80" 12" N/A $999
King 76" x 80" 12" N/A $1,299
California King 72" x 84" 12" N/A $1,299
Split King 38" x 80" (2pc.) 12" N/A $1,538
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    The Nectar Classic Hybrid may be purchased through the company’s website and at various brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the U.S.

  • Shipping

    Nectar offers free ground shipping for the Classic Hybrid on orders to the contiguous U.S. The mattress ships to Alaska and Hawaii for a non-refundable $150 freight fee. Nectar ships via UPS Ground or FedEx.

    The Classic is compressed in plastic before shipping in a box. Most orders arrive within 7 to 14 business days of placing your order. Professional assembly isn’t necessary, as the mattress will expand on its own once unpackaged. The Classic should reach its full size within 24 hours of being unrolled. Additional assistance may be needed to transport the box.

  • Additional Services

    Customers can elect for White Glove delivery for a $149 fee. The service includes professional assembly and old mattress removal. Recycling charges may apply to customers in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. White Glove delivery fees are non-refundable.

    Nectar also offers financing options through Affirm and Splitit. Further information can be found on the company’s website.

  • Sleep Trial

    The Classic Hybrid is backed by a 365-night sleep trial.

    Customers can return the mattress for a full refund during this period. Nectar asks customers to test the bed for at least 30 days before requesting a return. The company covers the cost of return shipping for orders in the contiguous U.S. Shipping fees to Alaska and Hawaii are non-refundable. Nectar does not accept returns on damaged or soiled mattresses.

  • Warranty

    Nectar backs the Classic Hybrid with a limited lifetime warranty that covers material and manufacturing defects. The warranty is only valid for the original purchaser.

    During the first 10 years, Nectar replaces a defective mattress at no cost to the customer. In subsequent years, the company will either repair or replace the mattress. Customers are expected to pay a $50 transportation fee each way unless the mattress is deemed defective.

    Those who wish to keep their defective mattress can purchase a new one at 50% of the original cost.

    The warranty covers sagging and surface impressions up to 1.5 inches deep, splitting and cracking of foams, and physical flaws to the cover. Coverage is voided for instances of neglect, willful abuse, and improper foundation use.

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Lauren Fountain

Certified Sleep Coach

Lauren is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with extensive experience researching and testing a wide variety of sleep products.

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